Thursday, April 17, 2014

Layering: Pacific Hypnautical

My nails were in need of something bright and cheerful... but it's a little early for an Easter manicure. So... I went with a pop of electric blue, and turned it into a dazzling jelly glitter sandwich... :)

Sally Hansen Pacific Blue glitter sandwich

Blue Jelly Glitter Sandwich

Layering with Sally Hansen Pacific Blue

Bright Blue Jelly Glitter Sandwich

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
2 Coats Sally Hansen Pacific Blue
1 Coat OPI Last Friday Night
1 Coat Sally Hansen Hypnautical
1 Coat OPI Last Friday Night
1 Coat Sally Hansen Hypnautical
1 Coat L'Oreal Miss Pixie
1 Coat Seche Vite

I was looooooong overdue for a layering manicure... specifically, a jelly glitter sandwich. The electric cobalt of Pacific Blue was calling my name, and begging to be layered with some glitter. Last Friday Night was an easy first choice for this layering. On its own, the opalescent glitter was really pretty layered over Pacific Blue. But it needed... more. (doesn't it always?!?)

Enter Hypnautical, by Sally Hansen...

Hypnautical houses blue and green opalescent glitter sprinkled with green to blue flakies in a translucent teal base. It added quite a good deal of depth and range to the layering! But, you know me... 1 coat of anything is never enough, so I went back and added a second coat of Last Friday Night, and then another coat of Hypnautical to really get the glitter going.

To top it all off, I used Miss Pixie, the blue jelly from L'Oreal's Miss Candy Collection. For about half a minute, I thought about using Zoya Frida and turning this into a teal jelly glitter sandwich, but decided against it. I'm glad I did, because I really like how this turned out. The longer I wear it, the more I like it! My favorite thing about this layering is the fact that despite 5 coats of glitter polish and 1 coat of seche vite, Pacific Blue is still incredible vibrant. Since I used opalescent glitter, at some angles, you just see the incredibly bright cobalt blue... but at other angles, you get a really nice flash from the glitter and the flakies.

What do you think of Pacific Hypnautical?

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